(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

Document title

A geomorphological based banded (tiger) vegetation pattern related to former dune fields in Sokoto (Northern Nigeria)

published at : The significance of soil, water and landscape processes in banded vegetation patterning

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The described banded vegetation pattern was observed on aerial photographs of the Northern part of Sokoto province in Northern Nigeria. The orientation of the bands (about NNW-SSE) is perpendicular to the prevailing wind direction (ENE-WSW) during the period of formation of the former dunes. The genesis of this pattern of regional scale appears to be quite different from local scale banded patterns known in dry zones in Africa and Asia and described as Brousse tigrée, being moving vegetation arcs related to sheet runoff and by consequence oriented perpendicular to that water flow


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 1999, vol. 37, no 1-2 [pp. 45-56]

Bibliographic references : 26 ref.




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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